3D design, technology and innovation expert Daniel Büning, co-founder of NOWLAB, named as new Chief Innovation Officer of BigRep GmbH / Appointment completes BigRep executive management team.
Berlin, 23 April 2019 - BigRep, the global leader in large-scale 3D printing and supplier of Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, has named Daniel Büning as its new Chief Innovation Officer.
In his new role, Daniel Büning (37) will focus on industry-driven applications by managing BigRep’s technological innovations, conceptualizing new visions, prototypes and future solutions for AM. The CIO will also oversee two key areas of expertise – the development of sustainability as well as the integration of digital technologies in 3D printing such as machine learning and AI.
Daniel Büning is no stranger to AM and BigRep. A pioneer in the field of large-format AM, in 2014, he was a co-founder of NOWLAB, which joined BigRep two years later. Leading NOWLAB, the digital technologies and innovation hub within BigRep, he and his team of engineers and designers have been the driving force behind the company’s groundbreaking prototypes. Many of these, including the NERA e-motorbike, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper and the AGV Next mobile industry platform, were industry-first developments, establishing BigRep as the thought leader in large-format 3D printing.
BigRep CEO Stephan Beyer, PhD, said: "BigRep is advancing toward digital production solutions delivering reliable technology for our customers. The focus of his responsibilities on applications, sustainability and digital technologies in 3D printing reflects our ambition to lead the way. This appointment shows our appreciation of Daniel’s proven track record and the performance of his whole team; his know-how and experience across different industries will be a great asset to BigRep. Being a trusted partner of our stakeholders as well as a highly respected team member, we welcome Daniel to the executive team and look forward to working with him.”
The German-born architect (Münster School of Architecture) has enjoyed an excellent academic career, including a Fulbright scholarship and studies at the renowned Pratt Institute in New York City, one of the leading art schools in the United States. Looking back on ten years in digital design, manufacturing, 3D printing and AM, he has also served as a guest lecturer at universities and institutions such as the AA London, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Arts Berlin. In addition, he has been selected as an expert for digitalization and Industry 4.0 issues in proceedings at the German federal parliament.
“I’m thrilled about my new responsibilities at BigRep”, said Daniel Büning. “This is a highly dynamic company, whose visions I am excited to support and develop ground-breaking innovations for our expanding global industrial customer base. BigRep is driven by a passion for technical transformation and service; a set of values I deeply share and to which I will contribute with my know-how and experience.”
BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.
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